last transformer 'made in japan'

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  1. microclone

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    Unless im mistaken the last transformer made in japan was reissue God Ginrai 2001.

    Were any other tf's made after this one in japan?
     
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    What exactly do you mean by "made in Japan"? In a factory in Japan as opposed to China? Or a Japanese release? Because the G1 reissues are continuing to this day and there's plenty of other Japanese versions of figures.
     
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    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    Title is confusing. Were any transformers ever made outside of China?

    Do you mean a japanese non-numbered re-issue?
     
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    I believe he means figures actually manufactured in a Japanese factory. I would also like to know this.
     
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    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Now the question is, did they just use an old "MADE IN JAPAN" mold and didn't bother changing the copyright markings?

    EDIT: Yes, it appears that way. All the 2000-onwards reissues just used whatever molds Takara had access to, with no modifications to the copystamps. Transformers Collection Meister had "1992 Hasbro" copystamps with no mention of Takara whatsoever, because the Jazz mold had last been used for Generation 2. Even though he was originally a Diaclone design.

    http://destrong.freewebsitehosting.com/stampings.html

    So "Made in Japan" on 2001 God Ginrai only means that Takara was lazy back then.
     

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    I mean literally made in japan.

    God ginrai says made in japan on the box, its stamp also seems to have the old 'thailand' (at least the powermaster was thailand)and replaced by japan (power master prime reissue was made in china), the apex armour just says japan without any coverage of an older stamp. if im not mistaken this is one of the things that a manufacturer has to state correctly on the toy and box??

    if a reissue has no mould changes and made in china its stamp will have the old date but the japan covered and replaced by china, every reissue save god ginai has this change, or the old japan covered with no china mark (eg collection prowl/smokescreen). a mould wth changes has the date changed (or additional to)to the year the changes were made.

    I ask only because god ginrai seems uniquely to be a reissue made in japan, all the other collection and facsimile box reissues are china made.

    the stamp and box saying japan doesnt mean it was made in japan BUT it does seem a bit of an oversight. I guess we can never know where it was made!
     
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    God Ginrai box sure have the wording "Made in Japan" but i really doubt it is made in Japan for this Reissue
     
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    If I remember correctly, the recent Kabaya Candy Toys.
     
  9. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    IIRC, after Hasbro boxes began to be marked "Made in Macau" "Made in China", etc, Takara boxes continued to be marked "Made in Japan" right into Operation Combination.

    I'd be inclined to doubt how true that claim actually was though?

    Was Fortress Maximus the last *HASBRO* Transformer with Made in Japan marked on the box?

    If Takara were being less than entirely candid...maybe he, or Grand Maximus, was the last one?
     
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    nope made in china too.

    i think most japanese toy productions moved to china by mid 90s, so toys released early 90s are probably still made in japan, i highly doubt the recent encores/reissues are actually made in japan though.
     
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    i only found it notable as it said made in japan both on the prime toy, the apex armour and the box. The hasbro version says made in china.

    either way its a very good reissue, feels just ike a g1 toy, the ratchets on the legs are soo tight and feel like they could break but so far ten years in and they are good. wow, some reissues already ten years old!
     
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    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    My only problem is one of the hands dont click into place so it likes to slide in/out by itself.
     
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    mine are ok, the only minor issue is that the the guns dont fit tight into the right power up fist.

    Ive grown to really like my god ginrai, esp as it was $35 on sale back then, didn't seem to popular.
     
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    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    Oh that reminds me the guns are too tight and when I push them in too far it caused the hands to crack :( .
     
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    roan, is yours a god ginrai or powermaster?
     
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    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    God Ginrai.
     
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    Nowadays some transformers toys are made in vietnam,they already shifted from china to vietnam if am not wrong
     
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    i thought it was black zarak ??
     

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